Friday, 18 January 2013

Sew Solids Quilt Along!

So after much plotting and planning the day has arrived to announce that yes, after much nagging from many a customer of Simply Solids, I have decided to launch an informal Quilt-A-Long!

It's been designed to use the fabrics that members of the Sew Solid Stash Club receive and I'm sure you'll agree it looks amazing in this mock up:

The mock ups were designed by my friend and yours Lynne of Lily's Quilts and the amazing pattern was written up by one of my bestest sewing buddies Laura Jane of Needles, Pins & Baking Tins. What's more these two kind girlies are offering the pattern as a free download on the Simply Solids Website (look in left menu bar ok?) Kindness is cool right?

Each month I'll be blogging my blocks and Laura Jane will be blogging her blocks, which are a variation on the pattern and look amazing! There will be various other bloggers joining in too on a more ad-hoc basis and I'll link to those as and when so you can see all the lovely quilts in progress!!

I've started a Flickr group for Simply Solids where you can post pictures of the blocks you make and there's an IG hashtag too #simplysolidsqal so we can link up to the blocks been photographed there as well!!

So here's my first block: 

I've gone with Essex Yarn Dyed as my background as I think it will make the colours pop! What do you think??? I'll be getting the remaining 2 purple blocks finished over the weekend so will post pictures early next week.

Have Fun!!


  1. It looks brilliant! A big thank you to all you ladies behind this QAL. I'm off to pull my purples off the shelf (at least what is left of them)...

  2. Hmmmm....looks like fun. I don't have solids, but might just sew along with fabrics that I do have!

  3. Wonderful! That Essex looks amazing :)

  4. It looks great - love the wonkiness! To make this quilt and join how much fabric do you need from the Sew Solid Crew subscription?

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